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W&L’s Community Grants Committee Announces June 2009 grants

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee met recently to evaluate the second round of proposals from local agencies and organizations for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The purpose of the community grants program is to support non-profit organizations in the Lexington/Rockbridge community.

Twenty-one organizations submitted proposals for a total of $153,780 in requests. Eleven grants totaling $20,000 were made. Those organizations are:

  • The Community Dance Connection Theatre
  • Fine Arts In Rockbridge
  • Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Lexington Boy’s Middle School Lacrosse Team
  • Mission Next Door
  • Project Horizon
  • Rockbridge Area Conservation Council
  • United Way for its Community-Based Capacity-Building Initiative
  • Valley Program for Aging Services
  • YMCA
  • The Rockbridge Regional Library’s Youth Literacy Program

W&L’s President Kenneth P. Ruscio noted, ” We are pleased to be able to continue to support the efforts of so many dedicated individuals and organizations in the Rockbridge area.”

Washington and Lee will award a total of $50,000 during the program’s 2009-2010 cycle. Proposals may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed semiannually. The submission deadline for the first round of consideration is November 16, 2009. Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee Web site and download a copy of the proposal guidelines.

Please call 540-458-8417 with questions. Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (word or pdf) via email at kbrinkley@wlu.edu. If an electronic submission is not possible, materials may be faxed to 540-458-8745 or mailed to:

Washington and Lee University Community Grants Committee
Attn: James D. Farrar, Jr.
Office of the Secretary
204 W. Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450